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Cagsawa Ruins Park, Legazpi

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The building remains at Cagsawa Ruins Park provide a ghostly reminder of a town destroyed by a violent volcanic eruption. Centered primarily on a 16th-century Franciscan church, the ruins consist of a burnt-out stone belfry and surrounding foundations. Explore the site to get a sense of how the area looked before the eruption of nearby Mount Mayon, which obliterated the town in 1814. Make your way up to the ruined bell tower, covered in jungle growth, and peek inside--townsfolk sheltered here during the eruption. Don't miss the small plaque on the outside of the structure detailing more of the church's earlier history. Plan to visit Cagsawa Ruins Park during your Legazpi vacation using our convenient Legazpi vacation route planner.
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  • Not quite sure how some reviewers have spoken this down. You cannot dress up history and the result of natural power. Just visit and read the brief on the history, then stand back and imagine being th...  more »
  • A visit to see Mayon Volcano naturally requires a side-trip to this. It's highlight are the ruins of the old church, belltower and rectory. See how the old church building design were no match for the...  more »
  • One of the most popular sites in Legazpi. Besides from the bell and Mt. Mayon, you can also purchase souvenirs, eat Chili Ice Cream and have ATV ride which we did with Bicol Adventure ATV Ride. 
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  • View from the ruins is still the same, amazig view of Mayon. But the area outside got is now crowded. Too many business establishments within the vicinity. Almost destroyed the beauty of this historical place.
  • Place is so worthy to reach. Very natural and really a place to reach. Great timing due to mayon showed its peak. I loved it here.
  • The site is very historic and grand. However, crowds of tourists loitering in all directions spoil an otherwise scenic view. I tried miserably to get back just to get a clear view of Mayon, free from clouds and the crowds, but of no avail. I hope local authorities could come up with a mechanism to regulated the crowd specially the random taking of pictures. Authorities may designate a particular site where photos could be taken in turn while the crowd lay in wait. Hope this happens
  • One of the famous (few) landmarks in Legazpi. Great view of Mayon (background)
  • It's no doubt a beautiful place. If anyone wants to enjoy the view of Mayon Volcano and the fresh air, this is one of the few places to offer both